Singapore Tourism Board brings Passion made Possible to life with the Singapore Weekender at Mumbai’s Sassoon Docks

Following the unveiling by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) of the country’s inside-out, unified brand “Passion Made Possible” in Singapore, a series of promotional activities has kicked off in India.  The weekend of November 17-19, 2017 will see the Board partnering St+art India Foundation to present the Singapore Weekender as part of the St+art Urban Art Festival in Mumbai. The STB has partnered not-for-profit St+art India Foundation and Impresario Group to create a three-day experiential festival to showcase some of the Lion City’s brightest self-made talents in art, music, dance,…

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Eight exquisite things to do in Goa in the eighth month of this year

August is just round the corner and Goa is all set to reverberate and celebrate some unique occasions, festivities and activities. If you’re looking for a getaway then there is no better place than Goa which is in a midst of the monsoons and a perfect place to rejuvenate and feel the vibrancy of the local celebrations that the state is getting popular for. This August is simply an awesome August as there is a blend of festivities, activities and celebrations which will portray the deep harmony of all communities…

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Goa Most Preferred Destination in India says report

Panjim, May 18: Goa is a tiny State in India, yet a tourism destination par excellence. Goa Tourism’s persistent efforts at marketing and promotion of the State in recent years have borne rich dividends. Receiving more than 6 million tourists, both domestic and foreign who come to experience its natural beauty, tourism adventure activities, festival and cultural tourism and a lot more 365 days of the year, has rightly earned recognition to the State as the Most Preferred Destination for tourists in India, by none other than the Google India…

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Mr. Dinabandhu Mohapatra takes charge as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Bank of India

Bank of India has reduced its Marginal Cost of funds based Lending rate (MCLR)  from 8.50% to 8.40% with effect from May 7, 2017 Mumbai, May 8, 2017: The Government of India has appointed Mr. Dinabandhu Mohapatra as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of India, with effect from May 5, 2017. Bank of India has also reduced its Marginal Cost of funds based Lending rate (MCLR) by 10bps from 8.50% to 8.40% with effect from May 7, 2017. Prior to this Mr. Mohapatra was the Executive Director…

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Most awaited Goa Food and Cultural Festival is back again

The Goa Food & Cultural Festival 2017 is yet again all set to raise the benchmarks in Goa. The festival was a grand success last year and this year too it is all decked up to step higher. The event will be held from May 10th to May 14th at the D. B. Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panaji. Goa Tourism Development Corporation in association with Department of Tourism, Govt of Goa organizes this festival every year to showcase the unique culinary aspect of Goa and the Goan culture and traditions through various programs and performances. This year,…

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GST rates will have no inflationary impact: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today allayed apprehensions about rise in prices of goods and commodities after the roll out of GST saying tax rates will be kept at near current levels to ensure that there is no inflationary impact. Introducing four bills to give effect to the Goods and Services Tax, Jaitley said preparations to roll out the new tax regime is nearing completion and the process to classify categories of commodities will start next month. The aim of the GST Council is to decide everything relating to the tax…

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Sensex ends 122 pts higher ahead of F&O expiry, SBI soars

Markets today carried forward the winning momentum to the second session as the Sensex climbed 122 points to end at about 1-week high of 29,531.43, spurred by SBI and ICICI Bank, ahead of derivatives expiry tomorrow. Mood was also aided by a firming trend at other Asian bourses and a higher opening in Europe, traders said. After a positive start, the 30-share Sensex rose further to hit the day’s high of 29,554.39 and settled up 121.91 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 29,531.43 — a level last seen on March…

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Budget Comments from Mr. Ashok Chhajer, CMD, Arihant Superstructures Ltd.

We thank our Hon. Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley and Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for a fabulous budget favoring the Housing and Real Estate Sectors. With this, we will realize our Prime Minister’s dream project of the “Housing for All” by 2022. Arihant Superstructures Limited which has a dominant presence in Mumbai MMR, Navi Mumbai and Jodhpur is constructing affordable housing projects consisting of more than 5000 units at these location, pledges to be a responsible partner in this journey towards “Housing for All” Honourable Finance Minister’s announcement of reducing the Long Term Capital Gains…

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Comments of Shri Melwyn Rego MD & CEO, Bank of India on Union budget 2017-18

Pro-growth Budget with fiscal prudence As a departure from the past, both the Union Budget and Rail Budget have been merged and distinction between Plan and Non-Plan expenditure have been done away with. Union Budget for FY 2017-18 is pro-poor, pro-farmer, pro-small business and pro-infra while maintaining fiscal prudence and being pro-growth. It remains true to its dictum to Transform, Energise and Clean India. It ushers India to the cusp of a digital revolution.  The Budget gives further stimulus to education, skill development, healthcare and housing. It aims at introducing…

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Mastercard to tap growing Indian e-commerce market

Identifying India as one of the fastest growing e-commerce nations, Mastercard has said it will expand its investment by over 30 per cent in tune with the Indian government’s “digital India” initiative. “India is one of the top priorities in the region. We have increased our investments in India by over 30 per cent in the last two years and we are going to increase it even more,” Sam Ahmed, Mastercard’s senior vice-president of marketing for Asia Pacific, told PTI here. Ahmed indicated that Mastercard’s, one of the world’s largest…

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